Manufacturing – Airframe


Founded in 1953, Britten-Norman is based at Bembridge Airport, Isle of Wight. Britten-Norman is a British manufacturer of turboprop aircraft and a provider of aviation services. The company is the original equipment manufacturer for the BN2 Islander, Trislander and Defender series aircraft and provides maintenance, modification and leasing services. It is the UK’s only civil A2 approved aircraft manufacturer.

On 23-Apr-2023, Cranfield Aerospace Solutions and Britten-Norman signed a heads of terms agreement with the intention to merge and create a zero emissions sub-regional aircraft. The new aircraft is expected to receive certification for passenger operations and enter service in 2026. 

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